(Closed) Dying your wedding shoes

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I dyed my shoes, I couldnt find anyone locally to dye them. My shoes didnt say you could dye them but I did it any way. I used rit dye. I havnt worn them yet so i dont know if the dye comes off or not but here are some pix. The thing to make sure of is that the shoe is all the same material. as you can see the flower actully came out RED where the shoes are pink. and also the soles turned red too which I liked that part!

 

Post # 4
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527 posts
Busy bee

I am a shoe manager for a ballet company and I swear by this stuff called Dye-Na-Flow.  You can buy it online.

It is super easy to work with (I use triangle shaped make-up sponges for application) and the colors come out vibrant.  Also, it won’t stain your feet 🙂

Post # 6
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t even know you could dye shoes! I’m genuinely astounded :O

Post # 8
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2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@emtheartist:Is it a permanent dye, on fabric shoes?

I have a pair of Cole Haan bridal shoes, which are dyeable, but the one and only shoe guy in my area tells me he cannot “permanently” dye them – that the dye on the fabric would not be colorfast or pemanent, so if the shoes got wet, water stains would show. He basically said he could do it if they were more cheaply made LOL

(ugh, like I really need to deal with this 9 days before my wedding).  We’re getting married outside, so there is a chance they could get damp from the grass.

:-/ Thanks!!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@mishelleez: Ohh I hadn’t thought about that, I will have to ask him!! Thanks!! Right now I’m just pretty effing mad, as these things are stark white and my dress is ivory, so they already clash, and I spoke with several people at Cole Haan who said they were fully dyeable. Also, I can’t find anyone else in the area who dyes shoes! 🙁

Post # 11
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527 posts
Busy bee

@gabrielleelise1981: we use the Dye-Na-Flow on satin pointe shoes, canvas shoes and elastic straps on costumes and i have yet to see it come off on anyone’s body or the stage floor.  i think that as long as it has time to set properly you should be fine.

Post # 12
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@gabrielleelise1981: I bought dyable shoes and had them professionally dyed. From what research I did, if you go that route, the dye cannot be colorfast. I went ahead and sprayed three coats of waterproofing on the shoes, but it didn’t actually help much. I knew that going into it, so I was ok when the dye bled from wet grass. Here’s what happened to them after tromping around in the grass for an hour:

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